SI Joint Dysfunction: A Common Cause of Low Back Pain

SI Joint Dysfunction: A Common Cause of Low Back Pain

About the Sacroiliac (S) Joint The sacroiliac joints are strong joints (or articulations) between the bottom-most triangular bone of your spine, called the sacrum, and the ilium sections of the pelvis (the sections of the pelvis you put your hands on when you “put...
First Outpatient Spinal Surgery Performed at Seaside Surgery Center

First Outpatient Spinal Surgery Performed at Seaside Surgery Center

Naples, Fla. (June 28, 2016) – According to his wife, Courtney Eagleston is used to being a “guinea pig.” The 79-year-old had an innovative spinal surgery several years ago, fusing vertebrae from the L2 to the sacrum. Now he was suffering from spinal stenosis at a...
Do I Need Rotator Cuff Surgery ?

Do I Need Rotator Cuff Surgery ?

ou have been told you need rotator cuff surgery. Do you? Degenerative rotator cuff tears are very common. Many small degenerative rotator cuff tears will not require surgery. After 40, many people will have a rotator cuff tear and not even know it. You may wish to...
Open Surgery vs Minimal Invasive Surgery

Open Surgery vs Minimal Invasive Surgery

Traditional, open surgery required a 6-inch incision into soft tissue to access the spine during surgery. Because of the large incision, this surgery took many months for a full recovery. Soft tissues and muscle need time to heal during this period. Minimally invasive...
What is AxiaLIF®?

What is AxiaLIF®?

AxiaLIF® means Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion. It is an alternative to traditional open and minimally invasive low back surgery performed to treat degenerative disc disease (DDD), spinal stenosis, or low grade spondylolisthesis at L5-S1. In some patients, these...